Is your DED or TPS expiring? Find out what you can do

Is your TPS or DED expiring? Read the latest updates for all TPS and DED programs. Find information about your country’s TPS. Learn about your options after TPS expires.


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Is your TPS expiring in 2020? Find out what you need to know about DED and TPS expiring soon.

Update April 1, 2020:
DED Liberia has been extended.

The government has extended the amount of time for DED Liberia to end.  Go to the DED Liberia page for details.

Update March 12, 2020:
The TPS Somalia registration period has opened.

TPS Somalia has been extended through September 17, 2021. You need to re-register. Go to the TPS Somalia page for details.

Update January 5, 2020:
TPS Yemen has been extended.

TPS for Yemen has been extended for 18 months through Sept. 3, 2021. Keep checking the USCIS Yemen webpage for details.

What happened and why is my TPS expiring?

In 2017, the US government said that the TPS program is slowly ending. TPS and DED expires (ends) for people on different dates. Some of these dates may change again due to a court case that has not been decided yet.

Please click on the country names below for information about TPS by country and about your options. The information is in English and translated into your own language.

El Salvador

TPS for El Salvador expires on January 4, 2021.

Haiti

TPS for Haiti expires on January 4, 2021.

Honduras

TPS for Honduras expires on January 4, 2021.

Liberia

DED for people from Liberia ends on March 30, 2020. DED holders now have a path to permanent residence in the USA.

Nepal

TPS for Nepal expires on January 4, 2021.

Nicaragua

TPS for Nicaragua expires on January 4, 2021.

Somalia

TPS for Somalia has been extended until September 17, 2021.

South Sudan

TPS for South Sudan expires on November 2, 2020.

Sudan

TPS for Sudan expires on January 4, 2021.

Syria

TPS for Syria expires on March 31, 2021.

Yemen

TPS for Yemen expires on September 3, 2021.

What does TPS expiring mean for me and my family?

If you are a TPS holder from one of the above countries, your protection will end on the dates shown above. This means you will have to change your status or leave the United States. If you do nothing, you will become an undocumented immigrant. You will risk arrest and deportation.

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What should I do now with DED or TPS expiring?

1) Read the page above that is about your country’s TPS or DED.

2) You can also read information online to make sure you are informed about your choices.

3) You can seek legal help from a professional who specializes in immigration.

4) Read more information online:

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The Informed Immigrant database also lists hundreds of organizations, state by state, that help immigrants.

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

TPS offers protection to people in the United States who cannot safely go back to their homeland. This may be because of conflict or because of natural disasters. TPS applies to some people from just ten countries.

TPS allows people to stay in the United States and work legally, but it does not give them citizenship or a green card. TPS holders can stay at least six months. Some TPS holders have been allowed to stay for more than ten years.

The information on this page comes from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Register, USCIS and other trusted sources. It is intended for guidance and is updated as often as possible. USAHello does not give legal advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal advice. If you are looking for a free or low-cost lawyer or legal help, we can help you find free and low-cost legal services.